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July 18, 2022

A guide to the coffee sector in Côte d’Ivoire

June 13, 2022

A guide to South Sudan’s coffee sector

May 5, 2022

A guide to coffee production in Haiti

February 17, 2022

A guide to the Taiwanese coffee sector

February 10, 2022

Exploring the Bolivian coffee sector

July 20, 2022

A guide to coffee production in Saudi Arabia

Although Saudi Arabia has been growing coffee for the past few centuries, it is by no means a major coffee-producing country. In 2020, it’s estimated that Saudi-grown coffee totalled around 300 tonnes. However, the country has a rich history of coffee consumption, which is only continuing to grow. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that Saudi Arabia will import around 200,000 60kg bags across the 2022/23 crop year.… read more

Although Saudi Arabia has been growing coffee for the past few centuries, it is by no means a major coffee-producing country. In 2020, it’s estimated that Saudi-grown coffee totalled around 300 tonnes. However, the country has a rich history of… read more

June 11, 2020

Can Australia Grow Its Consumption of Locally Produced Coffee?

Australia has a well-established specialty coffee scene, characterised by independent cafés and high coffee consumption levels. In fact, it’s estimated that over 384 Olympic sized...

February 28, 2020

Ethiopia to The World: The Origins of Coffee in Africa

Coffee has come a long way from its birthplace in the hills of Ethiopia. Today, you’ll find it growing and being sipped all over the...

February 18, 2020

The Emerging Specialty Coffee Regions to Pay Attention To

The global coffee market is constantly evolving. While coffee production is currently dominated by a select group of countries, sourcing coffee from emerging regions might...

November 15, 2019

A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

Peru is rich in diversity. From the Amazon jungle to golden beaches, from the soaring Andes mountain range to one of South America’s largest lakes,...

November 6, 2019

Staging a Coffee Comeback in Papua New Guinea

The once thriving coffee industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is ripe for renewal, and specialty coffee is on the menu as demand for the...

September 30, 2019

Pricing Coffee: Why Do Yemeni Beans Cost More?

Yemeni coffees can make headlines for their prices. And understandably so: they often sell for upwards of US $60 per kilo green. But why does...

September 25, 2019

Yirgacheffe, Sidamo, & More: A Guide to Ethiopian Coffee

Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is highly respected in the specialty coffee industry. Beans from this nation are a staple on coffee...

June 27, 2019

Tracing Coffee’s Roots Back to Al-Mokha, Yemen

At one point in time, almost every coffee drank in Europe was from Yemen. Nowadays, Yemeni coffee exports account for less than 1% of global...

May 16, 2019

Understanding The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Coffee Industry

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is resource-rich but lacking stability and infrastructure due to years of civil wars. The nation once had a thriving...

April 19, 2019

How Colombian Coffee Producers Are Experimenting With Processing

Colombia is well-known for producing washed coffees with acidic and clean profiles. But this doesn’t mean that Colombian producers aren’t also open to experimentation in...

February 20, 2019

What’s It Like to Grow Coffee in The Galápagos Islands?

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 21 islands around 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador. Featuring exotic wildlife, breathtaking views, and a subtropical...

January 31, 2019

How Madagascan Deforestation Puts World Coffee At Risk

Madagascar has a breathtaking array of wildlife. Over 90% of the island’s reptiles, approximately 89% of its plants, and around 92% of its mammals exist...

January 17, 2019

Third Wave Meets Arabic Coffee in Kuwait

Coffee has long been part of the social fabric of Kuwaiti culture. For centuries, people have drunk traditional Arabic coffee to welcome people into their...

December 19, 2018

Understanding Specialty Coffee in The Philippines

The Philippines is a coffee-producing country. The nation’s varied topography and range of climates make it suitable for growing not just Robusta, but also Arabica,...

October 25, 2018

Understanding Single Origin, Single Farm & Micro/Nano Lot Coffee

Quality, traceability, direct trade, fairer prices, exotic profiles, experimental processing: these are just a few of the positive things associated with single origin and micro...

October 18, 2018

How Has The 2018 Sulawesi Disaster Affected Indonesian Coffee?

Indonesia is facing a long and difficult recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on September 28th, 2018. The Central Sulawesi province was...